Gilbert Preschool School Newsletter
September 2018
Bible Verse this Month
“Obey your Father and Mother, for this is right!” Ephesians 6:1
Creation and Noah's Arc
Now that we are comfortable with the routine of preschool, we've started some fun academics. In August, we began learning about how God created the Earth and everything in it! This month, we'll plant vegetables in the preschool garden. It'll be exciting to watch them grow! The second and third week of September are dedicated to learning about Noah and the great flood. We'll read about the animals boarding the arc two by two and count our friends, our eyes, our ears, by 2s! We'll learn that Noah had to obey God and apply the idea of obeying to our own lives.

The homework calendars will go home in cubbies again this month. These activities will help reinforce the skills that the students are learning in class. The one on one time that it provides families is so precious and it's also great practice for when students have homework in elementary school! Bring it in to the preschool office at the end of the month for a small prize!

Teachers are finishing the beginning of the year assessments and will have conferences this month. Please sign up for a time that will work for you and let your classroom teacher know if you have any specific questions before the conference. Look for a link in your teacher's newsletter to sign up through SignUpGenius.

Parents, please remember to sign your child in and out every school day. If your child is going to be absent, please call the office and let us know or email your classroom teacher. It's very important to be on time to pick up your child at the end of the school day. However, if you're going to be late for any reason, please call the office to let us know. 480-892-9166 All classes for three year olds are over at 11:30am, all PreK classes are over at noon. Lunch Bunch is over at 1:30pm both Wednesday and Thursday.
Lora Norris , Administrative Director
Adrienne Mesa , Educational Director 
Grandparents' Brighten Our World

We love our Grandparents so much and it's time to thank them for all they do! Our annual Grandparents' Day Breakfasts are on September 5th and 6th. Please see your teacher's newsletters for your classes day. Both breakfasts will be in the activity center from 8:15am to 9am. We'll provide a breakfast snack with juice and coffee. If your child has specific, dietary needs please send or bring something appropriate for them to eat. Thank you!
Mission this Month
Thank you for the donations of peanut butter and jelly for back to school lunches!


This month we'll collect treats for our visit from the Gilbert Fire Department!
Medication at School
Parents, please refer to the parent handbook in regards to medication at school. Our policy, in relationship to state guidelines, is that "Medication may not be dispensed at preschool, with the exception of an EpiPen, benadryl, or diabetic medication for those children with a chronic illness." If your child requires over the counter medication, please dispense it at home before coming to school.
Thank you!
The children are so excited to play in the new playhouse! Thank you to the Veamatahau Family for this very generous donation! You will forever be in our hearts!

Shop at Fry’s Food Stores with your VIP card and get great savings, earn fuel points, and help our preschool. Go online to Fry's Community Rewards, click the Enroll Now button to enroll/re-enroll in the Fry's Community Rewards program. You can find us under "all" or "faith based". Type in 80635 and help our school! Your savings help us to earn money for our wonderful program. Thank you!
Parent Tot -What a great beginning!
Mrs. Scharff's Darling Dragonflies have had a fun filled beginning! They've learned about the color blue, circles, water, and Bears! Our youngest preschoolers are so precious to us!
In September, classes will learn about the color orange, triangles, Noah's Arc, Fall Leaves, and Pizza! Yum! Please contact Mrs. Scharff if you have any questions.
Ice for Water Play
Important Dates
August 30 or 31 3s Blue Day
September 3 No School, Labor Day
September 5 or 6 Grandparents' Day breakfasts, see teacher newsletters for your class's day.
September 10 PreK conferences this week
September 17 3s conferences this week
September 21 Book Orders Due
September 24 or 25 Gilbert Fire Department Visit
September 26 or 27 Picture Days
October 8-16 Fall Break, School resumes Wednesday, Oct. 17
October 25 Fall Festival, 5:30pm -7pm

 
Please remember that we need to receive the first tuition payment on or before the 15th of each month. Tuition can be paid online . Check or cash can be brought to the preschool office. Please label payments left in the office with your student’s name.  Thank you!

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